Wednesday, July 18, 2018
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Music Notes
Sim Post boosts staff, expands audio production capabilities
Sue Pelino
  • NEW YORK
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Sim Post has made five strategic hires and expanded its audio services and facilities in New York to better service the North American television and film community. Sim Post is a division of Sim, the North American company providing end-to-end solutions for TV and feature film production and postproduction in LA, Vancouver, Toronto, New York and Atlanta.

Following the recent addition of a premiere DI Theater to its New York location, Sim is building three state-of-the-art audio suites, a voiceover room, and support space for the expanded audio capabilities. 

Primetime Emmy award winner Sue Pelino joins Sim as a sr. re-recording mixer. Over Pelino’s career, she has been nominated for 10 Primetime Emmy Awards, most recently winning her third Emmy in 2017 for “Outstanding Sound Mixing” for her work on the 2017 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (HBO). Pelino has also won the TEC Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement/Audio Post-Production Engineer, and brings with her extensive project experience, with highlights that include performance series such as VH1 Storytellers and Sessions At West 54th, Tony Bennett: An American Classic, Alicia Keys: Unplugged, Tupac: Resurrection, and Elton John: The Red Piano.

Dan Ricci also joins the Sim audio department as a re-recording mixer. Having graduated from Berklee College of Music, Ricci brings in a wealth of audio knowledge, with prior work experience at Sony Music and an impressive portfolio of credits including Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee and the Grammy-nominated Jerry Before Seinfeld Netflix special. Ricci brings talent with new formats including Dolby Atmos and immersive technologies involved for Virtual Reality content creation. ​

Ryan Schumer completes Sim New York’s audio department as an assistant audio engineer. Schumer has a bachelor’s degree from Five Towns College (New York) in Jazz Commercial Music with a concentration in Audio Recording Technology. 

Stephanie Pacchiano joins Sim as a finishing producer, following a 10-year stint at Broadway Video where she provided finishing and delivery services for a robust roster of clients. Highlights include Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians and Cars Getting Coffee, Atlanta, Portlandia, Documentary Now! and delivering Saturday Night Live to over 25 domestic and international platforms.

Kassie Caffiero joins Sim as VP, business development, East Coast sales, with over 25 years of postproduction experience. A graduate of Queens College with a degree in Communication Arts, Caffiero began her postproduction career in the mid-1980s and soon found herself with the CBS television hit, Kate & Allie. Caffiero’s strong foundation in the managing of scheduling, operations, and sales departments at major postproduction facilities led her to the role of VP of postproduction at Sony Music Studios, New York City (10 years), followed by stints at Creative Group in Times Square (five years) and Broadway Video (six years).

The new hires and increased resources in New York will support all other Sim offices spanning North America in delivering the highest standard of service for the creative community.

“The expansion of our team and post-sound facilities in New York complement Sim’s award-winning post-sound team and facilities in Toronto. Our teams are enthusiastic to work with our clients on both sides of the border,” said Bill DeRonde, president, postproduction division.